Phil Lesh and Friends Live at Warfield Theater on 1999-07-03
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- Live concert
- Phil Lesh and Friends
San Francisco, CA
Source: Sbd>DAT>CDR>EAC>Edit 1>SHN>CE2K>SHNTOOL>mkwACT
Disc 1. (70:35)
01. When Drums Stop (Poem by Phil backed only by Billy on drums)
02. Cold Rain and Snow
04. Uncle John's Band>
05. Edge of the Wire
06. Stella Blue
Disc 2. (57:49)
01. Wish You Were Here
02. Help on the Way>
04. Franklin's Tower
05. Cosmic Charlie
06. Pride of Cucamonga>
Disc 3. (77:58)
01. Kick in the Head
02. Dark Star>
03. Mountains of the Moon>
04. Iko Iko>
05. Scarlet Begonias>
06. Fire on the Mountain
07. Donor Rap/Band Intro
08. e: Ripple
-I received the shns for this wonderful SBD from the philzone ftp server. The text file credited Paul Lucente for performing Edit 1 which was to splice set 2 back together from original discs. However, Paul added a fade between discs 2 and 3, but fortunately he overlapped the music. I re-joined discs 2 and 3 at the overlap so that set 2 is now completely seemless. I also fixed sbes and shortened with seek tables appended.
Peace. MattMan (mcoleATsun.science.wayne.edu). August 2003.
Phil Lesh - Bass
Steve Kimock - Guitar
Bill Kreutzmann - Drums
David Nelson - Guitar and Vocals
Barry Sless - Guitar
Mookie Siegel - Keyboards
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|When Drums Stop (Poem by Phil backed only by Billy on drums)|
|Cold Rain and Snow|
|Uncle John's Band>|
|Edge of the Wire|
|Wish You Were Here|
|Help on the Way>|
|Pride of Cucamonga>|
|Kick in the Head|
|Mountains of the Moon>|
|Fire on the Mountain|
|Donor Rap/Band Intro|
Source: Sbd>DAT>CDR>EAC>Edit 1>SHN>CE2K>SHNTOOL>mkwACT. Edit 1 by Paul Lucente. sbe fix and shorten with seek by MattMan.
- 2005-01-25 11:20:10
- San Francisco, CA
- Sbd>DAT>CDR>EAC>Edit 1>SHN>CE2K>SHNTOOL>mkwACT. Edit 1 by Paul Lucente. sbe fix and shorten with seek by MattMan.
- Warfield Theater
Subject: " Seldom turns out like it..."
This early and very unique line up, featuring Bill Kreutzman, Dave Nalson, and Steve Kimock of Phil & Friends is quite the joy to listen to.
First off Phil is jubilant the entire performance and features strong vocals, as he almost exclusive does all the singing, sharing the duties with the gifted, and dear friend of Jerry, Dave Nelson and exceptional playing.
Phil's tone is killer.
The performance is a marathon clocking in at over 3 hours and forty minutes and covers some much territory while giving a wide open look at how Phil would play GD music for the next 20 years.
Of coarse the other players are a vital part of this, as Nelson, Sless, Mookie, and Kimock add a great amount of creative and inspirational playing. It was clearly a labor of love for their old pal, for which the Warfield was a second home in the latter part of his life with the Dead in the early 1980's and JGB in the 1990's.
The first set features a very funny poem to start the show with Phil and Billy. Things really gel right out of with the gate with a toast to Jerry with a "Cold Rain" "Sugaree" opener.
Things really start to take off mid set which features a a wonderful trifecta of "Uncle John's Band"> into a great Dave Nelson song, "Edge of the Wire" which final verse states "When everything rides on the edge of the wire" before drifting off into a instrumental version of "Stella Blue" featuring Kimock on the pedal steel.
It is a bitter sweet moment and the band plays it more for the reflective beauty rather than going for the powerful ballad that was the hallmark of Jerry's work the the Dead.
It is simply sublime.
Then a wonderful surprise with a cover of Pink Floyd's " Wish You Were Here." This song may be the best in the rock cannon for describing loss and the band really pushed the song's emotional depth further than the original ever did.
Simply a brilliant and powerful performance.
The set ends with a long and exploratory Help> Slip> Franklin's that would become one of the fine pillars of an outstanding Phil & Friends show.
Set II begins with two songs you know Phil wanted to play with the Dead in the latter part of the career. They almost did Cosmic Charlie back in the early part of 1994 but tonight Phil does both and it's great and fun. Pride of Cucamonga thrives off the bouncy peddle steel from Kimock.
Dave step up with an excellent "Kick in the Head", penned by Robert Hunter no less. Then we get the spacey meat of the set with a short version of DS which drifts into a glorious version of " Mountain of the Moon." Phil really got this song and over the history of playing it over the next 20 years it was always a treasure to hear live.
Continuing with more Jerry tunes Dave delivers a wonderful reading of "Iko Iko", more New Orleans style than GD, and it is a boogie woogie treat.
The set end with a joyous "Scarlet Begonias> Fire on the Mountain" which Phil would end many second sets with in the following years.
A sweet " Ripple" with one minor misstep by the band closes out this wonderful night of music. Phil and Dave share verses.
On another link of this show a poster claim it was Betty Cantor who recorded this and man if that is the case...it shows or rather sounds.
The sound quality is superb as it is warm, full ranged, and natural sounding. A very worthy download of the early days of a musical career that is still go strong 20 year and counting.
Rock on Phil!
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Subject: Another night of bliss
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